Improvements coming soon! SLC’s 5th and 8th floors to be renovated this summer

What you need to know about closures during renovations

Renovations coming soon to the 5th and 8th floors

The 5th and 8th floors of the SLC will be closed for renovations at certain times this summer. We are making improvements to CGWR’s and open spaces to provide students an even better experience in the building.

What’s happening?

  • Repainting the walls on 5th and 8th floors
  • Sound absorption installation in all CGWR’s
  • Installing new whiteboards
  • Carpets removed in 5th and 8th floor CGWRs
  • New carpeting on the 8th floor open spaces

When are the closures?

5th Floor

  • CGWR’s are offline and unavailable from June 24 to July 29
  • The entire floor is closed for construction from July 7 to July 18

8th Floor

  • CGWR’s are offline and unavailable from July 8 to August 10
  • The entire floor is closed for construction from July 22 to August 10

There will be no elevator access to the 5th and 8th floors during the construction periods. Elevators will bypass those floors during those dates.

Thank you for your understanding and co-operation as we work to enhance the SLC!


7th Floor Renovations

Written by Student Content Creator: Momna Sheikh

Graphic by Student Graphic Designer: Soonalika Srivastava

The 7th floor of the SLC will be closed for renovations from December 17th to January 7th.

We heard your feedback, and are taking action to make the SLC a better space for you!

What’s changing?

We are improving sound absorption by insulating our study rooms. The rooms won’t be soundproof, but better sound absorption will provide a quieter study environment.

New whiteboards will be installed in each of the Collaborative & Group Work Rooms along with brand-new AV tech cabling.

We’re working hard to enhance your experience in the SLC! Please help us keep the SLC world class by treating equipment with care and respecting the needs of the students around you.

All other floors of the SLC will be available for students throughout this time. For a full list of our buildings operating hours, click here.

 

Connecting the Library to the SLC

If you have been to the Library recently, you’ve seen the buzz of construction activity.

The renovations which are being undertaken in the Library are to prepare for and ensure ease of access to the bridge that will link the Library and the SLC. This blog post describes the physical aspect for which this bridge will serve. However, the purpose of this bridge goes far beyond girders and glass. It will link Ryerson’s new front entrance from Yonge Street to the rest of campus. In essence, we are building a bridge to Ryerson.

Here’s how the bridge will link the two buildings:

  • Walking off of Yonge Street, the entrance of the SLC leads to an open amphitheatre space and cafe. This two-storey tiered casual seating area houses the entrance and bridge to the LIB. The stairwell on level 1 takes you to the bridge on level 2.
  • As you walk into the existing Library, access to the bridge will welcome you immediately and draw you over. As you walk onto the bridge, you will see the two-storey SLC entrance and amphitheatre, as well as great sightlines into the digital activity hub on level 3.

Bridge to library building
Bridge view from inside the SLC

Bridge view from inside the Library

To make the bridge possible, here’s what you can expect over the next little while:

When the new bridge opens, there will be a significant increase in traffic through the existing main entrance of the Library. To anticipate and to ease the flow, the entrance/exit doors are being restructured.

  • The existing Library entrance doors will become ‘hold open’ doors allowing for both entry and exit. Placing the doors on hold open will ease the flow of traffic in and out of the Library and through to the SLC.
  • A feature wall currently faces the Library’s entrance. Removing a portion of this wall will help with flow of traffic between the bridge and the Library’s entrance/exit.Ryerson Library Feature Wall

 

 

  • Affixed to this wall was the floor directory and the digital signage. They have been removed during the construction and will be reinstalled once complete. Their permanent home once the SLC is open is still to be determined.
  • The way-finding kiosk and the vending machine which were located near the entrance have been relocated during the construction. The vending machine is currently near the express computer stations. The way-finding kiosk will be repositioned near the new entry/exit doors.
  • The existing exit doors will be closed permanently and converted into windows. All traffic will flow through the current entrance door. This will be the latter half of the project.

What this means during the renovation:

  • Phase 1: temporary access into and out-of the Library will be through the current exit doors (until mid-August)
  • Phase 2: the use of the new hold open – entry/exit doors will permit access into and out-of the Library.  The old exit doors will be converted into windows
  • Renovations started on July 14th and are scheduled to be complete in early September

You will see these posters throughout the renovation.

Contacts & Useful Links:

LIB renovations: If you have any questions regarding the renovations being undertaken in the LIB, please ask a staff member, or email refdesk@ryerson.ca.

LIB Blog: Library Renovations

Student Learning Centre Media Room

Ryerson Builds